Freya Yost is an interdisciplinary writer, researcher and illustrator who explores knowledge systems, openness, resilience, and digital rights tensions among other things. After receiving her M.S. in Information Science from Pratt Institute, she started facilitating knowledge sharing between indigenous farmers in East Africa with A Growing Culture. These efforts led to the development of the Library for Food Sovereignty initiative, a multi-stakeholder project aimed at sharing and celebrating grassroots knowledge. Freya is currently Vice President of A Growing Culture. Her illustrations are mainly of fantastical plants and other natural systems. She is based in Central Italy.